Duties & Responsibilities
Dogs on Athletic Fields
Note: Dogs are not allowed on the playing fields behind the Elementary School, the ballfield by the Police Station and the soccer fields on Summit Street. Unfortunately, there have been too many cases in which owners fail to clean up after their dogs, resulting in messes being left behind for sports participants to deal with. Dogs are allowed at the Burrage Pond Wildlife Refuge.
Dogs at the Burrage Pond Wildlife Refuge
The Elm Street access in Halifax to the Wildlife Refuge has been closed and cannot be used. Please use the access in Hanson off of Hawks Avenue.
In regards to dogs, dogs must be restrained (by leash/chain or strict voice control) and all dog waste is to be removed from all areas (particularly from roads, trails and trail edges) for people to be in compliance with several laws/regulations that might apply. There are several laws and regulations that apply:
These have to do with dogs that are not controlled and the potential for them to run/harm/harass deer.
Please see section 3.01(1)(e) regarding dumping or discarding trash/waste.....this would include dog waste)
There are obviously exemptions for the use of hunting dogs for training, field trials and hunting purposes.